Movie will be screened on 6 May 2018 (Sunday) at 5PM in Santa Monica Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403). Screening is presented by the Consulate General of Lithuania in Los Angeles. Tickets: https://goo.gl/JHhQJm
On February 16, 2018, Los Angeles International Airport will congratulate Lithuania with a centennial and for the first time will be lit in the colors of Lithuania's flag. Visitors and guests of one of the busiest airports in the world will see LAX Gateway Pylons glowing in yellow, green and red from the sunset of February 16 until the sunrise of February 17.
"City of Los Angeles is joining the celebration of the restored and modern Lithuania. It is both an important simbolical gesture and a nice gift for approxmatelly 10.000 Lithuanians who live here" - says Darius Gaidys, Consul General in Los Angeles.
13th of January in Lithuania is commemorated as the Day of the Defenders of Freedom. On the tragic 13th of January in 1991, freedom of the Republic of Lithuania was defended against the brutal Soviet aggression. It was the day of an immense sacrifice and unity. The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles lit the candles in a memory of those who lost their lives. This initiative is organized by the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania.
Jurgis Didžiulis visited the Consulate General of Lithuania in Los Angeles and presented his project "To Be LT" - in search of global Lithuanian identity. It is a community-building pilgrimage that explores and documents what it means “to be Lithuanian” to those living abroad far from Lithuania.
Don't miss Los Angeles Lithuanian Days Fair 2017 (LT Days) on 30 September - 1 October. This annual event is organized by Los Angeles Lithuanian Community since 1986. It celebrates Lithuanian pride, heritage, culture, art and history. Official website: http://ltdays.com. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1781635498530960
Have you heard about a beautiful Washington Square in Vilnius, Lithuania? It is a symbol of a respect to the United States - our Ally, which has condemned the occupation of our country by the Soviet Union and has refused to recognize the annexation for five decades (1940-1990). We invite all friends of Lithuania and United States to join for a celebration on 20 July at 5 PM. You can find more information about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1939237116365556
On 6 July 2017 Lithuania's Statehood Day was celebrated across the world. Consulate General of Lithuania in Los Angeles invited the members of community to gather and sing Lithuania's National Anthem, "Tautiška giesmė" in Santa Monica Beach, at the end of a legendary "Route 66". The event was attended by Jonas Kazlauskas, former Head Coach of Lithuania men's basketball team. Lithuanian community in San Francisco also joined the celebration and gathered near Stanford University, Palo Alto.
Congratulations to Lithuanian-American writer Ruta Sepetys (Rūta Šepetys), who received the Carnegie Medal for her novel "Salt to the Sea" on 19 June. The CILIP Carnegie honors outstanding writing for children and young people.